Irish rising star Barry MacKeoghan has landed a dream role – playing Sane McGowan in a movie about the Pogues legend’s life.
The biopic of MacGowan will focus on his romantic relationship with long term partner long-term partner Victoria Mary Clarke as well as his time in the band.
MacKeoghan is lined up to play the star as a young musician making mark on the UK market during the 1980s.
The Dunkirk and Chernobyl star had also been tipped to play American songwriter Bob Dylan in a future biopic.
However, MacGowan’s partner Victoria suggested that may have to wait.
She posted the tweet: “Maybe @BarryKeoghan will be playing another living legend soon!!!” – which was liked by MacKeoghan.
Victoria told the Irish Sun: “They want to do a film based on our relationship. It’s a love story, it’s not a Pogues film although that will obviously be a part. We’re both very excited.
“Shane is really excited about the idea, he thinks it’s fantastic. He’s already counting down the days until he can watch it on Netflix!”
— Victoria Mary Clarke (@Victoriamary) 3 September 2019
McGowan is delighted the 26-year-old has been chosen and sys he is a big fan of
He said: “Barry is a marvellous actor and I couldn’t think of anyone better to do it. He’ll do a great job.”
Victoria also revealed that MacGowan would be heading to the studio to record some music for the film.
She said: “Shane is going to do the soundtrack so he’ll be back in the studio, he’s already been in a bit recently.
“It’s going well and he is loving being back at it.”